We’re Not Square! 11 Fun Books About Shapes for Toddlers

by Janssen Bradshaw

I didn’t give much thought to shapes until I had little children.

Now, I think about shapes all the time, as my toddler asks about shapes as we drive (“What shape is that yellow sign?”) or at mealtime (“Can you cut my sandwich into triangles?”).

An interest in shapes can start from a very young age, and shapes are so recognizable and so ever-present that you can practice them almost anywhere.

These books are great for introducing your child to basic shapes (and also reminding yourself of a few beyond just circle and square).

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2023.